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PECOS preparation pays off, providers say

January 24, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - CMS on Jan. 6 officially began denying claims with the names of physicians not enrolled in PECOS, and providers say so far, so good.“We've been very fortunate,” said Lori Corey, vice president of finance for Waukesha, Wis.-based Oxygen One. “It's been very smooth.”This phase of PECOS has been years in the making. There have been numerous delays, most recently from May 1, 2013.Those delays have been a big help in allowing providers to get doctors up to speed with...

Chris Rice, CMS, Dave Mills, Lori Corey, Paul Reses, PECOS, Peggy Walker


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Unbundling trips up providers

November 22, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Provider Brent Bradshaw says Round 2 of competitive bidding has sparked a disturbing trend: contract suppliers billing patients for brake attachments for walkers that CMS has already paid for.CMS last month cautioned providers about “unbundling” walkers and brake attachments. When providers sell walkers with brake attachments (E0141, E0143 and E0149), reimbursement is for the whole unit, the agency stated.Bradshaw, president of Durable Medical Equipment Inc., in Austin,...

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